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One Out, Three In: How Mexicana’s Bankruptcy Made Mexico More Competitive

Mexico's formerly largest and flagship airline, Mexicana de Aviación, was one of the longest-running airlines in the world. After almost 90 years of service, the airline ceased operations indefinitely, ending its streak as the longest running airline in Mexican aviation. While the loss of Mexicana de Aviación initially left a huge hole in the Mexican aviation community, it gave other carriers the ability to step up to fill its place, allowing for a more competitive industry today. At the time…

#TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Mexicana

Mexicana was formed in 1921 as Compania Mexicana de Aviacion and was the first airline in Mexico. One of Mexicana’s original investors was Juan Trippe who also founded Pan American Airlines in Florida and Mexicana originally started commercial service with a Ford Trimotor flying between Mexico City and Brownsville, Texas…